Rotherham scandal victims: ‘Police knew but didn’t act’

Former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police Med Hughes, who ran the force between 2004 and 2011

Former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police Med Hughes, who ran the force between 2004 and 2011

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Two victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have separately said police were told repeatedly they were being abused – but did nothing.

The two girls, now young women, were among an estimated 1,400 victims in the town between 1997 and 2013, and said they were both told by police nothing could be done about their cases.

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One of the women, Sarah Wilson, who is now 22, has waived her right to anonymity to speak about her ordeal in a bid to persuade other victims to come forward.

 

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